On October 25, Inria and the CEA launched the Fit Your Tech constest to detect and support future technology startups leaders. Open to scientific students and/or entrepreneurs, Fit Your Tech is a new access to research in digital Deeptech - data science, AI and IoT - as well as to the entrepreneurial support networks of the two Paris-Saclay institutions.
The precursor of today’s Internet, ARPANET was created by the US Department of Defense in 1969. However, it was in France and in Inria’s laboratories that some of the basics of the packet-switching protocol were invented four years later. The researcher Gérard Le Lann – a key stakeholder in this project led by Louis Pouzin – looks back at this invention that laid the foundations for the TCP/IP protocol, which has become the fundamental building block of the Internet!
The European Commission has just announced Karthikeyan Bhargavan, a specialist in cryptographic protocols and director of research at Inria in Paris, as winner of the Horizon Impact Award. The aim of his research, carried out in the context of the Crysp and Circus projects alongside his project team Prosecco and international researchers, was to improve the security of web browsers.
The start-up Cryptonext Security was founded in June 2019 by Ludovic Perret and Jean-Charles Faugère. This spin-off from Inria and the Sorbonne markets software programs capable of withstanding the next big security threat – the phenomenal computational power of quantum computers, which will easily break most cryptographic codes currently in use. The company’s B2B software aims to become an indispensable cybersecurity tool.
On 5 and 6 September 2019, Inria Sophia-Antipolis is hosting a conference about geometry and computational topology. Jean-Daniel Boissonnat will be joined by numerous experts from this field, whose applications range from medical imaging to the printing industry and numerical simulation. Jean-Daniel is the Director of Research of the institute, and one of the pioneering researchers in this discipline.
Here is a look back at an extraordinary scientific career which this conference hopes to honour.
The startup Ullo, which began life within the POTIOC project team at the Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest research centre, has added two new shareholders. Crédit Agricole Charente-Maritime Deux-Sèvres Expansion and IT-Translation Investissement have bought shares in this La Rochelle-based company, which, since 2016, has been developing biofeedback technology for use by individuals suffering from cognitive issues. The aim of this investment is to give this young company the means with which to gain a foothold on the digital health market.
Voiron, not far from Grenoble, is where top athletes from France’s Olympic rock-climbing centre go to train. We met up with Lionel Reveret, an Inria researcher who provides these athletes with technical and scientific support.
Founded in 2016 to offer an ambitious application for real-time analysis of air and noise pollution, the start-up came across some unexpected opportunities in the world of sports two years later. It will now focus on collecting information to analyse the “fan experience”.
CNIL - Inria Award
The 4th edition of the CNIL-Inria European Privacy Award was launched at the end of May, and computer science researchers have until 6 September to submit their best papers on personal data and privacy protection. The aim: to raise awareness among the scientific community, but also in society and the world of politics on an issue that concerns them directly. We met with the two co-chairs of the competition jury, Nataliia Bielova (Inria) and François Pellegrini (CNIL).
The Teratec Forum is a major event in France and in Europe and the big date in the calendar of international experts in HPC, simulation and big data. The event attracts industrial users, technology suppliers and educational and research institutions. Inria is a partner of the event: join us on 11 and 12 June next at École Polytechnique in Paris.
Inria Research Centers
- Moving towards a simple and secure multilingual voice interaction system
- SPARTA: a consortium for strengthening cybersecurity research, innovation and training in Europe
- Inria and MITACS renew their agreement in favour of scientific mobility
- Calls for SST and Inria projects in AI mobility and event organisation
- Laura Grigori (Alpines) winner of an ERC Synergy grant
- Anne Canteaut nominated Honorary Doctor at the University of Bergen, Norway.
- PDF Studio Viewer, the new software that facilitates PDF reading
- The EIC Accelerator 2019 celebrates Kayrros, an Inria startup.
- Marielle Simon, ANR Young Researchers (JCJC) laureate
- IEEE Communication Theory Workshop : a prize for Eva Team